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APC-Cy™7 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
APC-Cy™7 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4

Two-color analysis of CD4 expression on splenic T lymphocytes. BALB/c splenocytes were simultaneously stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e (Cat. No. 553061/561827), and APC-Cy™7 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (right panel) or APC-Cy™7 Rat IgG2b κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 552773, left panel), in the presence of BD Mouse Fc Block™  purified anti-mouse CD16/CD32 mAb 2.4G2 (Cat. No. 553141/553142). Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACSVantage™ SE Flow Cytometry System.

Two-color analysis of CD4 expression on splenic T lymphocytes. BALB/c splenocytes were simultaneously stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e (Cat. No. 553061/561827), and APC-Cy™7 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (right panel) or APC-Cy™7 Rat IgG2b κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 552773, left panel), in the presence of BD Mouse Fc Block™  purified anti-mouse CD16/CD32 mAb 2.4G2 (Cat. No. 553141/553142). Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACSVantage™ SE Flow Cytometry System.

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BD Pharmingen™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat LEW, also known as Lewis IgG2b, κ
Mouse CTL clone V4
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12504
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with APC-Cy7 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free APC-Cy7 were removed.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. Warning: Some APC-Cy7 and PE-Cy7 conjugates show changes in their emission spectrum with prolonged exposure to formaldehyde. If you are unable to analyze fixed samples within four hours, we recommend that you use BD™ Stabilizing Fixative (Cat. No. 338036).
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  6. APC-Cy7 is a tandem fluorochrome composed of Allophycocyanin (APC), which is excited by laser lines between 595 and 647 nm and serves as an energy donor, coupled to the cyanine dye Cy7™, which acts as an energy acceptor and fluoresces at 780 nm. BD Biosciences Pharmingen has maximized the fluorochrome energy transfer in APC-Cy7, thus maximizing its fluorescence emission intensity, minimizing residual emission from APC, and minimizing required electronic compensation in multilaser-laser flow cytometry systems. Note: Although every effort is made to minimize the lot-to-lot variation in residual emission from APC, it is strongly recommended that every lot be tested for differences in the amount of compensation required and that individual compensation controls are run for each APC-Cy7 conjugate.
  7. APC-Cy7 tandem fluorochrome emission is collected in a detector for fluorescence wavelengths of 750 nm and higher.
  8. Please observe the following precautions: Absorption of visible light can significantly alter the energy transfer occurring in any tandem fluorochrome conjugate; therefore, we recommend that special precautions be taken (such as wrapping vials, tubes, or racks in aluminum foil) to prevent exposure of conjugated reagents, including cells stained with those reagents, to room illumination.
  9. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
  10. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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GK1.5

The GK1.5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the mouse CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen. CD4 is expressed on most thymocytes, a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells), and a subset of NK-T cells. In addition, CD4 has also been reported to be detectable on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 has also been reported to be expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm.  CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. The GK1.5 antibody reportedly blocks binding of the RM4-5 and H129.19, but not RM4-4 mouse CD4-specific antibodies.

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APC-Cy7
APC-Cy7 dye is a part of the BD APC red family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a Allophycocyanin (APC) donor that has excitation maxima (Ex Max) of 651 nm and an acceptor dye, Cy™7, with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 779 nm. APC-Cy7 can be excited by the Red (627-640 nm) laser and detected using an optical filter centered near 780 nm (e.g., a 760/60 nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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APC-Cy7
Red 627-640 nm
651 nm
779 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (9)

  1. Beavis AJ, Pennline KJ. Allo-7: a new fluorescent tandem dye for use in flow cytometry. Cytometry. 1996; 24(4):390-395. (Methodology: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  2. Dialynas DP, Quan ZS, Wall KA, et al. Characterization of the murine T cell surface molecule, designated L3T4, identified by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: similarity of L3T4 to the human Leu-3/T4 molecule. J Immunol. 1983; 131(5):2445-2451. (Immunogen: Blocking, Depletion, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  3. Dialynas DP, Wilde DB, Marrack P, et al. Characterization of the murine antigenic determinant, designated L3T4a, recognized by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: expression of L3T4a by functional T cell clones appears to correlate primarily with class II MHC antigen-reactivity. Immunol Rev. 1983; 74:29-56. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Depletion, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  4. Frederickson GG, Basch RS. L3T4 antigen expression by hemopoietic precursor cells. J Exp Med. 1989; 169(4):1473-1478. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Ghobrial RR, Boublik M, Winn HJ, Auchincloss H Jr. In vivo use of monoclonal antibodies against murine T cell antigens. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1989; 52(3):486-506. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Guo MW, Watanabe T, Mori E, Mori T. Molecular structure and function of CD4 on murine egg plasma membrane. Zygote. 1995; 3(1):65-73. (Biology: Blocking). View Reference
  7. Janeway CA Jr. The T cell receptor as a multicomponent signalling machine: CD4/CD8 coreceptors and CD45 in T cell activation. Annu Rev Immunol. 1992; 10:645-674. (Biology). View Reference
  8. Roederer M, Kantor AB, Parks DR, Herzenberg LA. Cy7PE and Cy7APC: bright new probes for immunofluorescence. Cytometry. 1996; 24(3):191-197. (Methodology: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  9. Wineman JP, Gilmore GL, Gritzmacher C, Torbett BE, Muller-Sieburg CE. CD4 is expressed on murine pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. Blood. 1992; 180(7):1717-1724. (Biology). View Reference
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